Jon boils down the event circus into his top themes, from the rise of the bots to how we got tricked into writing about Facebook for the enterprise. He also picks out some classic whiffs - and the piece he didn't write that inspired him the most.
I'm always on the lookout for fresh data that shows how CIOs are faring amidst the dual pressures of efficiency and transformation. Enter Computer Economics’ IT Spending and Staffing Outlook for 2017. The results are a tricky mix of pros and cons.
In this edition: AWS stirs the holiday drink with managed services - what do buyers need to know? Also: enterprise blockchain faces a 2017 reckoning with all eyes on Hyperledger. And: diginomica made a wee public sector announcement of our own. Your whiffs include some bold new tech predictions that will delight and amaze.
Two stories involving privacy - or lack thereof - paint a dystopian picture. Evernote throws privacy under the "machine learning" bus, while Yahoo sets an unflattering record for total accounts breached.
Enterprise UX design has made big progress - but not so fast. The future of UX is rushing towards us, with AI, bots, voice, and wearables sending designers back to basic training. Then there's the design temptation of manipulating consumers. I take a look ahead - and hand out some informal 2016 UX awards.
In this edition: digital government goes navel-gazing - we extract lessons. Plus: Silicon Valley leaders gear up for a landmark meeting with the president-elect with huge issues on the table. Your whiffs include diginomica readers eviscerating LinkedIn. I call a self-whiff as well.